Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Samka Aslan, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Samka Aslan

Licensed Therapist, LCSW


I create a safe environment where you feel heard, understood, valued, and respected. My approach is non-judgmental, and my interest is in helping you to overcome or better cope with whatever's causing difficulty in your life. You are the expert on your own life. I am here to educate, guide and support you toward your goals. When I'm not doing therapy, I'm trying to learn to ice skate and am interested in gymnastics. I like to travel, listen to music, and spend time with my dogs. A fun fact about me: I've lived in Europe and got to spend a few months in Australia.

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While it can be scary to face your fears, it can also be freeing, improving your self-esteem and confidence. The plus is that you don’t have to do it alone.

Get to know Samka Aslan

I have had an interest in social matters since seventh grade. I was introduced to therapy around my first year of college, when I went to translate for a family member. I became part of a group where I was able to share some of my experiences, which felt liberating and freeing. I was impressed by this experience and the work one gets to do in a therapy role. One day, I wanted to provide similar impact and support. I feel drawn toward listening and learning about people’s experiences and have an interest in helping others to heal, feel, and get better.

For people with OCD, life can be limiting, frustrating, time-consuming, and challenging. Exposure therapy can help you overcome your fears and live a more balanced, functional, and fulfilling life. I'm excited to help people to make significant change in their lives—to live life to the fullest, free from obsessions and compulsions.

I have worked with anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance use, adjustment and relational concerns, trauma, grief/loss, and bereavement. These all can impact one’s functioning. Trauma can especially impact people and affect their relationships with themselves and others.

While change takes work and time, it can be very rewarding. It is important to attend, participate and practice what is learned in therapy. I am here to support you along the way.

I understand that it can be scary to share inner, deep thoughts and feelings. This could be a great opportunity to practice feeling safe in expressing yourself. Know that I am not here to judge you; I am here to help you on your journey. I hope to provide a safe environment in which you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts. I believe in transparency and informed consent.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Beacon Health (Medi-cal)
  • Magellan
  • Kaiser - Northern California Region
  • Kaiser - Southern California Region
  • Blue Shield of California



What our members say about
Samka Aslan


Jan 18, 2024

My therapist is truly helping me progress by taking the time to get to know me and listening to me.


Nov 30, 2023

Samka has been understanding and encouraging in every session. I think she cares for my well-being, and she continues to help me through my exposures. She has also helped me become aware of other issues I may be dealing with that I would have never sought help for. Thank you, Samka, for being present, kind, and encouraging!


Nov 12, 2023

Samka shows concern when I’m doing bad and is happy to see me feel better.


Nov 09, 2023

Samka is great. I feel seen and understood. She is patient with me and wants to help me get better.


Oct 04, 2023

I had the best exposure practice during a session yet.


Sep 07, 2023

Very caring and professional


Aug 18, 2023

Samka is literally changing my life.


Mar 29, 2023

Samka is patient and does a great job directing the conversation so that the focus remains on the exposure therapy work. Samka is able to provide easy to understand terms related to OCD as many times as needed with no judgement.


Feb 24, 2023


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Languages spoken

  • English

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